Ubisoft’s Avatar game has been delayed, as are other Avatar projects
Pandora's frontiers are now scheduled to arrive in 2023 or 2024
Long-starving Fans of James Cameron’s blockbuster series will finally receive their film sequel to Avatar: The Way of Water later this year, but those hoping to return to Pandora in big-budget video game form will have to wait a little longer. Ubisoft stated on Thursday that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, a game based on the Avatar brand, has been delayed.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora was formerly announced to be released before the end of 2022, as revealed during E3 2021. Ubisoft later confirmed that the game will be released during its current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2023. However, as part of its quarterly results report, Ubisoft has said that Frontiers of Pandora would be released later, possibly “around 2023-24.”
Ubisoft originally revealed intentions to create Avatar video games in February 2017. Massive Entertainment, the company behind Tom Clancy’s The Division, is working on Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, which will utilise the Snowdrop Engine from that series.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is a first-person action-adventure game set on Pandora’s Western Frontier, a hitherto unseen area of the alien continent. According to the game’s official description, players will explore “a living and reacting environment filled by unusual species and fresh personalities, and drive back the strong RDA forces that threaten it.” The title will be available on Google Stadia, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X.
In 2009, Ubisoft published James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game, a third-person shooter for the PlayStation 3, Windows PC, and Xbox 360.
The first of four planned Avatar cinematic sequels, Avatar: The Way of Water, will be released in theaters on December 16.